Best for First Date in Manchester

Big night planned? Take the stress out of your romantic date with that someone special. We've handpicked Manchester's top bars and restaurant for a first date; perfect for all couples and wallet sizes too. From stylish champagne bars and rustic restaurants to quirky bowling picks and epic pop-ups, wine and dine your crush with our list of first date ideas in Manchester.

Last updated on 27th July 2020




Not your average date night, this Manchester spot is a jack of all trades. Check out Escape To Freight Island for roller disco, karaoke and retro arcade games. On the drinks front, there's Camden Town Brewery's and Salford's own Pomona Island, as well as pizza from Voodoo Ray's, meat from Baratxuri and tacos from Madre. Oh, and did we mention the massive live music lineup?

Home to a restaurant, bar, events spaces, an outdoor terrace, a florist, and even a cinema, CULTUREPLEX has all sorts going on. For a date night that won't disappoint, head to Ducie Street Warehouse for gorgeous interiors and a menu of French bistro-style cooking, natural wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.